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Gun Organization Raising Money For Walgreens' Shooter; Police Deny New Permit (NE)
wowt.com ^ | 30 April, 2010 | Brian Mastre

Posted on 05/04/2010 1:01:08 PM PDT by marktwain

The Nebraska Firearms Owner Association has offered to buy a new handgun for the man who shot and killed a robbery suspect at an Omaha Walgreens.

Harry "James" McCullough, 32, said he's been overwhelmed by the support from people appreciative of his actions. On Monday, April 26th, he noticed two men, one of them armed with a shotgun, threaten the clerk and another customer at the Walgreens on 61st and NW Radial. That's when he shot the man 4-times, killing him. McCullough then held down the other suspect until police arrived. "You only have one chance," is what he told reporters on Thursday about his reaction.

McCullough who worked in corporate security shoots competitively twice a month at a local gun club. "I carry (my gun) everywhere. It's like a wallet."

Omaha Police have taken his gun, a Smith and Wesson 40-caliber, for the investigation. It may take months for him to get it back.

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine determined the shooting was justified.

Andy Allen, President of the Nebraska Firearms Owner Association said on the website: "He needs a new carry gun, and the NFOA Board of Directors has made arrangements with an FFL member in the Omaha area to get another S&W for him at dealer cost. The Board has also offered to pay for this firearm for him, and request donations from our members to cover this expense. We had not intended to publicize this donation at this time, but Mr. McCullough thought we should be recognized for our efforts to help him continue to have a way to protect himself."

McCullough was ticketed for carrying concealed without a permit. Investigators say he had the proper paperwork to carry the gun out in the open but not concealed. McCullough says he carries it in his waistband. Omaha city prosecutor Marty Conboy hasn't determined if there is enough evidence to charge him.

McCullough's attorney believes the citation should be dropped because of the lives he saved.

Andy Allen talked to Channel 6 News Friday. He tells us enough money has been promised to buy McCullough a gun. However, when McCullough went to OPD Headquarters Friday afternoon to apply for a permit to buy a new gun, his permit was denied. Allen says no reason was given by police for the denial.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; donutwatch; gun; ne
Sounds as if he should be give a citation for public service.
1 posted on 05/04/2010 1:01:09 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Just doin’ the job the courts won’t do. Wanna bet these two had long rap sheets?


2 posted on 05/04/2010 1:03:28 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: marktwain

So this guy was open carrying and they are trying to charge him with unlicensed concealed carry after he stopped a robbery?

I guess this is job security...make a criminal out of the lawful cuz they weren’t able to stop the robbers themselves.


3 posted on 05/04/2010 1:04:52 PM PDT by HEM
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To: marktwain

They gave him a ticket? What a bunch of putzes.


4 posted on 05/04/2010 1:05:30 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca

According to this article, the would be robbers are gang members: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2506537/posts

So, the cops are denying the guy a new gun, even though his life is probably in danger.


5 posted on 05/04/2010 1:07:23 PM PDT by stylin_geek (Greed and envy is used by our political class to exploit the rich and poor.)
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To: marktwain

The local media are painting a bullseye on his back.


6 posted on 05/04/2010 1:07:24 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: marktwain

Seems to me that OPD and the City of Omaha need the SNOT sued out of them for denying the permit without just cause.


7 posted on 05/04/2010 1:08:12 PM PDT by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: marktwain

Is Nebraska a shall-issue state? I thought it was.

The city attorney needs to have his inbox filled.

TC


8 posted on 05/04/2010 1:10:33 PM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: marktwain
Had this occurred in Alaska, the lack of a permit would have been a non-issue.
9 posted on 05/04/2010 1:10:40 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: marktwain

Dumb question. why did they have to keep his gun? Is there question as to who shot the criminal?


10 posted on 05/04/2010 1:11:35 PM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: marktwain

This guy is a real MAN. Beware of immitations!

The police should get his gun back to him promptly. Where is the NRA on this case?


11 posted on 05/04/2010 1:13:22 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck
Is Nebraska a shall-issue state? I thought it was. The city attorney needs to have his inbox filled.

Here ya go ..

Marty Conboy
2-West Hall of Justice
17th & Farnam, Omaha, NE 68183-0001
(402) 444-5293
mconboy@ci.omaha.ne.us

12 posted on 05/04/2010 1:13:38 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: marktwain

A real hero - just taking out the garbage that politicians and cops and judges can’t or won’t.


13 posted on 05/04/2010 1:13:45 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: marktwain

Omaha gun laws suck. Harry needs to move to Sarpy County.


14 posted on 05/04/2010 1:15:10 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: tx_eggman
Linky Thing: Source For Marty Conboy Contact Info

15 posted on 05/04/2010 1:15:36 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: marktwain
Permit to BUY a gun???

Nebraska should revisit the whole "life, liberty & pursuit of happiness" thing.

16 posted on 05/04/2010 1:16:06 PM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: marktwain

Why does he need a permit to buy a new gun? Also, couldn’t someone just sell him a gun, not through an FFL?


17 posted on 05/04/2010 1:21:08 PM PDT by Malsua
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To: marktwain

Remember this when someone says the Police are your friends. They are not.

The police took away his gun. Then they refused to allow him to buy a new gun. And, the State Patrol has said that he will never be allowed a concealed carry permit now that he has been ticketed for carrying concealed without a permit.


18 posted on 05/04/2010 1:23:02 PM PDT by jim_trent
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To: marktwain

You don’t need a permit to carry - concealed or otherwise.

Well, you do, but it reads: “The Right of The People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

And it’s not really a permit - just recognition of reality.


19 posted on 05/04/2010 1:25:43 PM PDT by Filo (Darwin was right!)
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To: marktwain

So the local media are full of photos and videos of the hero (thereby facilitating any revenge attempts by the deceased’s “homies”) but nary a photo of the late, unlamented Marquail Tyrill Deshane Thomas.

Marquail’s obit with photo is here:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/omaha/obituary.aspx?n=marquail-tyrill-deshane-thomas&pid=142492121

Here’s a report of our Marquail getting shot a year ago in some sort of gangbanger-sounding incident (the poor young fellow does seem to be a mite snakebit):

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/44022957.html


20 posted on 05/04/2010 1:29:33 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: TChris
If you reside inside the Omaha city limits you have to register your handguns with the Omaha Police also! A 10.00 fee. You don't need a permit to buy a gun, but it will take a few days to go through the background check thing.

Now you know why Cabela's didn't build in Omaha.

21 posted on 05/04/2010 1:30:03 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: TChris

I had no idea Nebraska required a permit to purchase a firearm. File this under Rilpleys unbelieveable oddities of the Midwest. My son who was considering playing for Nebraska just unconsidered these nutzoids.


22 posted on 05/04/2010 1:32:34 PM PDT by libertyhoundusnr
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To: marktwain

One of his rounds was found in the barrel of the perp’s gun.

Article failed to mention that the two perps, one of whom had the sawed off shotgun, wore masks.

The mother of the deceased perp was gracious enough to forgive the shooter/hero.


23 posted on 05/04/2010 1:33:53 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF
The mother of the deceased perp was gracious enough to forgive the shooter/hero.

Now, if the police would do the same.

24 posted on 05/04/2010 1:48:39 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: marktwain

Omaha and Douglas County, NE are FULL of Gun Grabbing BASTARDS!


25 posted on 05/04/2010 1:54:50 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: marktwain

Permit required to “BUY” a gun? Tyrants.


26 posted on 05/04/2010 1:57:24 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: jim_trent

Nothing irritates a LEO like someone doing their job for them.


27 posted on 05/04/2010 2:00:57 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: marktwain

So they stole his gun and WON’T issue a CC license?? Remind me to NOT move to Nebraska.


28 posted on 05/04/2010 2:01:32 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: marktwain

He showed he wouldn’t roll over in the face of armed gangsters hiding their faces while screaming and making threats of lethal force.

He probably scares the crap out of these LEOs, of course they want him disarmed.


29 posted on 05/04/2010 2:05:08 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: marktwain
Our oppressive government at its finest.

Carry without a permit you are in the wrong(regardless of your constitutional rights)even if you save lives by having the fire arm on your person. FTG(figure it out).

30 posted on 05/04/2010 2:08:37 PM PDT by calex59
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To: AlaskaErik
Had this occurred in Alaska, Vermont, or Arizona, the lack of a permit would have been a non-issue.

Thanks, Alaska, for getting the ball rolling. Who's next?

31 posted on 05/04/2010 2:09:05 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: tx_eggman

Not a common name. I am a “Conboy” myself on my mother’s side and my Mom’s family are the finest, kindest, most generous, faith-filled Catholics you could ever imagine. My great grandfather on that side, unfortunately, was also a bigamist and when that was discovered, he was never seen or heard from again. He may be a relative, so I dropped him a polite note encouraging him to do the right thing here and allow this man his natural right of self defense.


32 posted on 05/04/2010 2:11:56 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: ArrogantBustard

Vermont never required a permit, Alaska was next, now Arizona. I understand that Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Kentucky are all considering Constitutional carry.


33 posted on 05/04/2010 2:15:55 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

And the political arm of the law reachs out to say ‘’p-ss on the victim(s), whoever they may be.


34 posted on 05/04/2010 3:04:33 PM PDT by Waco (Kalifonia don't need no stenkin oil and no stenkin revenues)
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To: tx_eggman

Marty Conboy responded quite promptly and informatively. He had good things to say about the man insofar as he was at liberty to divulge. And that all charges against him have been dismissed and should be “good to go” as far as obtaining a replacement handgun. And I’m all the way off in Nashville so he has nothing to gain from me with zero connection to Omaha.


35 posted on 05/04/2010 3:09:07 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Emmett McCarthy
Nice to hear. It is posts like yours that make freerepublic such an incredible site.
36 posted on 05/04/2010 3:42:11 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: Emmett McCarthy
Marty Conboy responded quite promptly and informatively. He had good things to say about the man insofar as he was at liberty to divulge. And that all charges against him have been dismissed and should be “good to go” as far as obtaining a replacement handgun. And I’m all the way off in Nashville so he has nothing to gain from me with zero connection to Omaha.

Thanks for the update, that's good news.

37 posted on 05/04/2010 3:44:25 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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For later read


38 posted on 05/04/2010 6:19:18 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: tx_eggman; marktwain

I don’t usually follow up and e-mail the folks listed on posts like that, but I did this one and he was very forthcoming and responsive. And I’m always glad to share the word on someone who seems to be a “good guy” at any level of government who responds to an inquiry from someone who doesn’t even live in his state.


39 posted on 05/04/2010 7:19:25 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: calex59

“McCullough was ticketed for carrying concealed without a permit. Investigators say he had the proper paperwork to carry the gun out in the open but not concealed. McCullough says he carries it in his waistband.”

Sounds like he was open carrying “Inside Waist Band” and the cops are trying to cite him for something, stretching the law to fit there perverted need to knock down a hero that makes them look bad, in their minds.


40 posted on 05/04/2010 7:21:05 PM PDT by Bizhvywt
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To: marktwain

Deprivation of Civil Rights under Color of Law. The Police Chief needs to either reign in his underlings or face criminal prosecution himself. Title 18 Section 241 and 242.


41 posted on 05/05/2010 5:53:07 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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